CLASSIC GARAGE: The Cars from In Time, the Movie

The Jaguar E-Type from In Time, the movie. Screen capture from the official trailer.

Just had a chance to watch Justin Timberlake’s latest movie, In Time.

In theory, this movie should appeal to all of ESM’s sensibilities – all of the clothing in the movie is top notch, from the tuxes to the suits to the clothes the dude from I am number 4 wore (that wasn’t proper english, I know).

Even better – Amanda Seyfried looks very, very smoking hot in a futuristic, stuck-up sort of way (that’s how they portrayed her; we’re not being jerks).

Modified, matte black Dodge Challengers were the cars of choice for the police of the future. Screen capture image from the official In Time movie trailer.

But alas, the plot wasn’t as great as we would have wanted and it turned into a “Bonnie-and-Clyde-in-the-25th-century-stealing-from-the-rich-and-giving-to-the-poor” movie theme.

According to Wikipedia:

By 2161, genetic alteration has allowed humanity to stop aging at 25 but people are required to earn more time after turning 25 or die when their accumulated time runs out. ‘Living time’, which can be transferred among individuals on body-contact, has replaced money and its availability is displayed on an implant on people’s lower arm. When that clock reaches zero, one dies instantly. Society is divided by social class living in specialized towns called ‘Time Zones’. The poor live in the ghettos of Dayton, where youth predominates, and must work each day to earn a few more hours of life, which they must also use to pay for everyday necessities. The rich live in the luxurious city-like town called New Greenwich, in which the middle-aged and elderly predominate, though they look young because they have stopped aging at 25 years old. They drive fast electric cars, and can live for centuries.

Long story short – Justin Timberlake gets the girl and falls into a life of stealing time (which is the equivalent to money) from the rich and giving it to the poor.  The end

Hence the reason why we didn’t add this movie to our “Classic Movies” segment.

Some side shots of the Dodge Challengers used in the movie. Screen capture from the official In Time trailer.

But this movie did make it to our Classic Garage article series because of the dope cars they had in the movie:

  • All the police (a.k.a. Time Keepers) drove around in highly modified 1970(ish) Dodge Challengers
  • All the rich people drove around in 1969(ish) Lincoln Continentals (regular and stretch limos) with deep dish rims
  • Justin Timberlake bought himself a silver Jaguar E-Type (yeah, that E-type)

Check out some scenes from the official movie trailer below:

If this movie was still in the theaters, we wouldn’t suggest you go out and watch it for $10 a person, plus additional fees for popcorn and drinks.

One of the MANY Lincoln Continentals used in the movie In Time. Image from http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=120852&page=1.

BUT – since you can now rent the movie, we would suggest you check it out.  The cars are dope, the suits look good and it will definitely keep you entertained for over an hour and a half.

For more information about In Time the movie, you can check out their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/InTimeMovie.  You can also check out the official In Time movie site at http://www.intimecasino.com/.

ESM

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10 comments

  1. I have agree with Enzo that the xke is the most beautiful car ever. I love how in the movie in time they put a modern sleek twist in its looks. Pure sex. Better than the Italians And German cars in looks at least.

    • Devin the car expert

      its a eagle speedster, not a jag

      • The Speedster is an E typer. The car above however is not a Speedster, it’s an E type convertible without bumpers. The Speedster has flared arches, chopped windsheild and a slope between it’s seats. And a Speedster costs €620.000. That’s $840.000. Do you honestly think that they’d crash an $840.000 car, or that Eagle would ever build them one knowing it was meant to be crashed. And only two, to my knowledge, exist. One red, one dark pearlscent.

  2. Great looking car

  3. The XKE is the most beautiful car indeed, but having owned one AND living in Amsterdam is not a happy marriage! There are so many steep bridges here, but the car is so low, you just cannot cross them! No reason to get rid of it of course. I went to the countryside to have my fun and I had fun!!!

  4. Anyone here can tell me how they get the cars to sound the way they do? Especially the continentals.. What did they do to the cars to get that silent sound effect?

  5. Devin the car expert

    I’ getting sick and tired of telling everybody they’re wrong about the Jaguar E type. It is not a Jaguar, but actually a car called the Eagle Speedster. look it up on google images and find out

  6. Devin the car expert

    *I’m. typo on that first word

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